India nervous as Pakistan to raise Kashmir issue at UN on September 27

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 20: India is nervous after Pakistan confirmed that Prime Minister Imran Khan will be raising Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York on September 27. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also scheduled to speak the same day.

As aware of the fact that International community may ask India to ease restrictions that had been placed on Kashmir since August 5. India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin has warned Pakistan to not to raise the Kashmir issue at a high-level UN General Assembly session next week.

At a press conference on Thursday, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin was asked whether he expected the Kashmir issue to come up during the UN General Assembly session, and, if so, how will India tackle it.

Trying to manage Pakistan, he said, “What you’re telling me is that it will be more of the same, much more of the same from the side of one country. If that is so what is our response? So let me put it this way. That it is for every country to determine its trajectory of how it wants to approach global platforms. There may be some who stoop low. Our response to them is we soar high. They may stoop low, we soar high.”

“We are confident that we will soar. We have given you examples of how we will not stoop. We will soar when they stoop low,” he said.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said Imran Khan will “forcefully” raise the issue before the international community during his address to the UNGA.

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